Part 1. Primary and secondary impressions for an upper complete denture

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand the anatomy of the denture bearing area, and the recording of the functional sulcus in the anterior and posterior areas

  • How to mould and soften the impression compound, prior to the initial impression
  • Tips on marking the borders on the impression for the special tray
  • Demonstration of the special tray
  • How to design the correct special tray, using green stick wax, for posterior border moulding
  • How to take the special tray impression, in alginate, and what areas to mark, and inform the lab

Part 2. Primary and secondary impressions for a lower complete denture

Aims and objectives:

  • Learn two techniques for recording the impression of the edentulous lower jaw. The admixed technique, described by McCord and Tyson in 1997, and functional impression technique

  • Understand the anatomy related to the lower edentulous area
  • How to mould and soften the impression compound, prior to the initial impression
  • Demonstration of the special tray, and the special tray upper impression, using the AdMix technique
  • Demonstration of the functional impression from the base, recording the movement of the lips and other soft tissues

Part 3. The bite registration stage

Aims and objectives:

  • Learn how to cut a post dam
  • How to assess and record lip support
  • How to establish the correct vertical dimension
  • How to present the recording of the occlusal and incisal planes
  • Use of the alma gauge at the bite registration stage
  • How to record the interocclusal relationship
  • How to avoid errors in mounting the casts in the laboratory
  • Some tips in tooth selection

Part 4. The try in stage

Aims and objectives:

  • Learn how to prescribe lip support, and vertical dimension, for complete upper dentures with natural lower teeth

  • Assessment of peripheral seal, fit, occlusion and appearance
  • How to prescribe tooth position for a reset in the laboratory
  • How to make minor changes in tooth position, at the chairside, for natural-looking tooth positions
  • How to re-register where there are discrepancies in the occlusion

Part 5. The fit stage

Aims and objectives:

  • Illustration of the assessment of new dentures

  • Three techniques to identifying the location of sore spots, on the fitting surface of dentures
  • A simple guide to denture occlusion
  • Aspects of denture cleaning
  • Some common denture faults

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